sludge odor Articles

  • Sludge Landfill - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-920 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's incinerator, dedicated for burning secondary sewage sludge, was shut down because of stack emissions that exceeded regulatory standards. The sludge that was usually burned had to be placed ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • In-Transit Sludge - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit NT/5 (ELECTRIC) AC-904 (BLACK) Long Duration Foam AC-905 (RED) Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's (LWSC) incinerator, dedicated for burning sewage sludge, was shut down because of emissions that exceeded regulatory limits. LWSC ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • Biotreatment of Odors from the Zimpro Sludge Conditioning Process

    Management of odor emissions generated during thermal sludge conditioning is a well known disadvantage of the “Zimpro” process. Traditional methods of using chemical oxidation and high temperature destruction result in the formation of secondary products, such as chlorine gas, organic halocarbons or nitrogen oxides. In this study, biotrickling filter technology was evaluated at the Villa Hills ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Bio-augmentation process reduces odors and organic sludge build-Up

    Efficiently operating a wastewater treatment plant within budget and permit limits gets more challenging by the day! Plant administrators are constantly facing the battle of costly sludge disposal, noxious odor control and rising electricity expense. The City of Meridian, Mississippi also fell into this category until it made the decision in 2005 to utilize a product marketed by Reliant Water ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Effects of Anaerobic Digester Sludge Age on Odors from Dewatered Biosolids

    Dewatered sludge cakes from bench scale anaerobic digesters operated at mesophilic temperatures and solids retention times (SRT) ranging from 10 days to 40 days were evaluated for their sulfur odor generation potential. Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) extraction for digested sludge samples was also carried out. Static headspace sulfur gas analysis was successfully used to compare ...

  • Investigation of the effects of temperature and sludge characteristics on odors and VOC emissions during the drying process of sewage sludge

    Sludge drying is a necessary step for sludge disposal. In this study, sludge was collected from two wastewater treatment plants, and dried at different temperatures in the laboratory. The emission of odor and total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) during the sludge drying process were determined by an online odor monitoring system. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in off-gas were analyzed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • CA waste facility eliminates odor complaints for their organic green waste and sludge composting operation

    The Problem - The large California facility takes in a great deal of green waste (grass clippings, vegetable & fruit waste, leaves and other vegetation) and food processing sludge. It is all combined and recycled into high grade mulch and compost in their site composting operation. The nature of the waste and the composting process leads to the release of high concentrations of odor - ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • A combined process of non-thermal plasma with sludge stabilization for the simultaneous reduction of odor and organic waste

    Odor emissions and sludge disposals have become most challenging issues in many sludge treatment plants, and separate chemical oxidation processes have been commonly employed for these problems. It is, therefore, necessary to develop a combined process that simultaneously reduces the odor emissions and the amount of waste sludge. In this study, a non-thermal plasma reactor using a dielectric ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Activated Sludge Diffusion Provides Cost Effective Biological Odor Control at Two Texas Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    ABSTRACTDuring recent expansions of the Rowlett Creek Regional WWTP in Plano, Texas and the Wilson Creek Regional WWTP in Lucas, Texas, activated sludge diffusion (ASD) biological odor control systems were installed to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other gaseous compounds. The ASD systems treat foul air collected from various sources, including headworks and primary distribution structures, ...

  • Ultrasonic Waste and Sludge Treatment

    Biogas is generated from sources, such as municipal organic waste, sewage sludge, muck or manure. Ultrasonication improves the digestibility of such organic material leading to more biogas and less residual sludge. Biogas is a byproduct of the decomposition of organic matter by anaerobic or aerobic bacteria. It consists primarily of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. This makes biogas ...

  • Wastewater-Solids Dewatering Odor Control - Case Study

    Background The Milan Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just south of Moline, Illinois, is a 1.7 MGD (6,434 m3/day) activated sludge facility with an average wastewater flow of 700,000 gpd to 800,000 gpd. This facility dewaters primary sludge using a belt filter press (Figure 1). The press operates an average of three times per month, 8 hours per day at a pump rate of 100 gpm. The ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Pilot project cuts odor, cost for humanure compost

    Utah Valley Daily Herald Article on the benifits on using micro-pore membrane compost covers when composting highly odorus material.  In February of 2009 Utah Valley's North Sewer Distirict conducted a pilot study to determine the effectivness of mirco-pore membrane compost covers in reducing odors from biosolids (sewage sludge) composting.  Odor testing was conducted over a term of one ...

  • Pilot-Scale Biofilter Test for Treating Zimpro Odors

    The thermal sludge conditioning process of U.S. Filter/Zimpro Corporation, Rothschild, Wisconsin (Zimpro process) is primarily used to improve dewatering characteristics of the waste sludge. The process entails a partial breakdown through oxidation and hydrolysis of complex, high molecular weight organic compounds, such as, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, and fats. The partial breakdown of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Odor Control System Addresses Community’s Complaints

    The Customer: The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, operates two wastewater treatment facilities and maintains the city’s sewer system. The Customer’s Needs: After years of operating successfully in the community, the City of Bridgeport’s WPCA developed an odor problem at its East Side ...

  • Landfill in environmentally sensitive California eliminates odors and reduces odor control costs by over 80%

    The Problem - Co-composting with sewage sludge caused sensitive odor issues at a California landfill. The handling and drying of the sludge as well as regular landfill refuse caused escalating complaints in an especially environmentally conscious county. Since 1995, the landfill had been attempting to solve these nagging odor issues with a wide variety of odor control methods and delivery ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Sludge reduction performance focus: Lagoon sludge case study

    In-Pipe Technology Pipe Technology® Company, Inc., Company, Inc., Company, Inc., is an effective, environmentally is an effective, environmentally is an effective, environmentally-friendly, and fiscally friendly, and fiscally responsible method to reduce accumulated lagoon solids. By reducing accumulated sludge volumes by 40% to 85%, In- volumes by 40% to 85%, In-Pipe Technology has helped ...

  • Landfill eliminates nuisance odors, saves a large revenue stream and increases profits

    The Problem - Neighbors surrounding a southwestern Ohio landfill were outraged by the offensive odors emanating from the site's sludge processing operations. The neighbors complained to local and state regulators every time a load of the offending material was delivered for processing. The site had to do something otherwise they were going to lose the lucrative sludge disposal contract. ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

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